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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 3rd November 2003

The House met at half-past Two o'clock.

PRAYERS.

1    First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-David Taylor reported from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) (Amendment) Order 2003, the Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections and Periods of Suspension) Act 2003 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2696) and the Northern Ireland (Date of Next Assembly Poll) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2697).

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.

2    Sexual Offences Bill [Lords],-The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Sexual Offences Bill [Lords], as amended in the Standing Committee.

    Ordered, That the Amendments to the Sexual Offences Bill [Lords], as amended, be considered in the following order, namely, new Clauses, Amendments relating to Clauses Nos. 1 to 56, Schedule No. 1, Clauses Nos. 57 to 72, Schedule No. 2, Clauses Nos. 73 to 80, Schedule No. 3, Clauses Nos. 81 to 93, Schedule No. 4, Clauses Nos. 94 to 104, Schedule No. 5, Clauses Nos. 105 to 138, Schedule No. 6, Clause No. 139, Schedule No 7, Clauses Nos. 140 to 142, new Schedules.-(Mr Vernon Coaker.)

    A Clause (Penalties for keeping a brothel)-(Paul Goggins)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

    Another Clause (Service Courts)-(Ms Harriet Harman)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

    Another Clause (Anonymity of suspects and defendants in certain cases (No. 2))-(Mr Dominic Grieve)-brought up, and read the first time.

    Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr George Osborne, Mr Mark Francois: 158.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Nick Ainger, Paul Clark: 276.

    Another Clause (Disqualification)-(Sir Paul Beresford)-brought up, and read the first time.

    Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time:-Clause, by leave, withdrawn.

    Another Clause (Encryption (No. 2))-(Sir Paul Beresford)-brought up, and read the first time.

    Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time:-Clause, by leave, withdrawn.

    Another Clause (Sections 17 to 20: Exemption for same sex relationships)-(Dr Evan Harris)-brought up, and read the first time.

    Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time:-Clause, by leave, withdrawn.

    Another Clause (Sexual activity in a public place)-(Dr Evan Harris)-brought up, and read the first time.

    Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time:-Clause, by leave, withdrawn.

    Amendment (No. 187) proposed to the Bill, in page 3, line 15, at the end, to insert the words-

      '(c) a person aged below 18 years at the time of the offence shall be assessed by a multi-disciplinary team and be eligible for treatment, even if he does not subsequently become subject to notification requirements.'.-(Annette Brooke.)

    Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:-Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

    Amendments (Nos. 1 to 6) made to the Bill.

    Another Amendment (No. 116) proposed to the Bill, in page 5, line 34, to leave out '9' and insert '10', instead thereof.-(Annette Brooke.)

    Question put, That the Amendment be made.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Andrew Stunell, Mr David Heath: 40.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Fraser Kemp, Charlotte Atkins: 278.

    It being after Nine o'clock, the Deputy Speaker, pursuant to Order [15th July], put the Question on the remaining Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown to be disposed of at that hour.

    Other Amendments (Nos. 7, 8, 82, 118, 10 to 15, 119, 17, 120, 19 to 43, 83, 84, 121 to 123, 47 to 51, 53, 52, 85, 86, 63 to 66, 68, 69, 111, 67, 87, 88, 124, 125, 89, 90, 126, 91 to 95, 127 to 131, 96, 97, 70 to 72, 98, 132, 99, 73, 100 to 104, 54 to 56, 133, 105, 57 to 60, 74, 134, 76, 77, 112, 78 to 80, 113 to 115, 81, 106 to 108, 62, 109 and 110) made to the Bill.

    The Bill was read the third time, and passed, with Amendments.

3    Family Law,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2003, which were laid before this House on 10th September, be approved-(Bridget Prentice):-It was agreed to.

4    Road Traffic,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2003, which were laid before this House on 15th October, be approved-(Bridget Prentice):-It was agreed to.

5    Reduced Rates of VAT,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119 (European Standing Committees), That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 11817/03, draft Council Directive amending Directive 77/388/EEC as regards reduced rates of Value Added Tax; and supports the Government's position both that the proposals as they relate to zero rates are unacceptable in their current form and that it will not accept any proposals that would harm its social objectives or undermine the fairness of the United Kingdom's VAT system and the competitiveness of the UK economy-(Bridget Prentice):-It was agreed to.

6    Official Feed and Food Controls,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119 (European Standing Committees), That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 6090/03, a draft Regulation on official feed and food controls; and supports the Government's view that the measure will improve the consistency and effectiveness of feed and food law enforcement throughout Europe thereby increasing consumer safety and protection and facilitating the functioning of the single market-(Bridget Prentice):-It was agreed to.

7    Business of the House,-Ordered, That, at the sitting on Thursday 6th November, the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motions in the name of Mr Peter Hain relating to Programming of Bills and Deferred Divisions not later than Six o'clock; such Questions shall include any Questions on Amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved; the Questions may be put after the moment of interruption; and the Orders of the House of 28th June 2001 and 29th October 2002 relating to Deferred Divisions shall not apply.-(Bridget Prentice.)

8    Home Affairs,-Ordered, That Mr David Cameron be discharged from the Home Affairs Committee and Mr John Bercow be added.-(Mr Peter Luff, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

9    Adjournment,-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Bridget Prentice);

    And it being Ten o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put.

10    Adjournment,-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Jim Fitzpatrick);

    And the Motion having been made at Ten o'clock, and the Debate having continued for half an hour, the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House, without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order, till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 10.30 p.m.

Michael J. Martin
Speaker


Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Eleven o'clock.


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 31st October 2003 (Non-sitting Friday, S.O. No. 12) pursuant to Standing Order No. 159 (Presentation of statutory instruments):

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    1    Customs and Excise,-(1) Export of Goods, Transfer of Technology and Provision of Technical Assistance (Control) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2764), and

    (2) Trade in Goods (Control) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2765),

    dated 30th October 2003 [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    2    Education,-Education (Co-ordination of Admission Arrangements) (Primary Schools) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2751), dated 27th October 2003 [Mr Secretary Clarke].

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 3rd November 2003:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

    3    Electronic Communications,-Draft Telephone Number Exclusion (Domain Names and Internet Addresses) Order 2003 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    4    Fees and Charges,-Draft Department for Transport (Driver Licensing and Vehicle Registration Fees) Order 2003 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Darling].

Other Papers:

    5    Cereals Marketing,-Report and Accounts of the Home-Grown Cereals Authority for 2002-03 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

    6    National Audit,-Reports by the Comptroller and Auditor General on-

    (1) Department for International Development: Responding to humanitarian emergencies,

    (2) Getting it right, putting it right: improving decision-making and appeals in social security benefits, and

    (3) The Management of Suspensions of Clinical Staff in NHS Hospital and Ambulance Trusts in England

    [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 1227, 1142 and 1143] [Clerk of the House].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    Draft Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) (Amendment) Order 2003, the Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections and Periods of Suspension) Act 2003 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2696) and the Northern Ireland (Date of Next Assembly Poll) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2697),-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr David Clelland, Rob Marris, Lembit Ípik and Mr Frank Roy from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Orders); and nominated in substitution Mr Alistair Carmichael, Huw Irranca-Davies, Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West) and Mr Anthony D. Wright.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Cetacean By-Catch Sub-Committee of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee [Cetacean By-Catch]; to be printed [No. 1244-i] [Mr David Curry].

    2    Science and Technology,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Science and Technology Committee [Government Support for Nanotechnology]; to be printed [No. 1160-iii] [Dr Ian Gibson].

    3    Trade and Industry,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Trade and Industry Committee [Support to businesses from Regional Development Agencies]; to be printed [No. 814-ii] [Mr Martin O'Neill].



 
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